New Joint Seminar Series
The Lancaster Environment Centre is joining together with the Royal Geographical Society NW Region to put on a joint seminar series to be held in the Biology Lecture Theatre, Dept of Environmental Science, Lancaster University.
These talks are free to everyone: members of LEC, RGS, the University and the general public. Free tickets can be reserved in advance by contacting Tracy Quilliam (email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel 01524 593891) or turn up on the day, subject to availability.
The talk schedule for academic year 2008-2009 is given below.
Tues 25th November, 7.30 pm, Biol LT
Dr Sanjeev Gupta (Imperial College London).
"Catastrophic megaflooding: how Britain became an island"
Using sonar mapping, Dr. Sanjeev Gupta and team have discovered a huge valley carved into the floor of the English channel, caused by megaflooding. This event resulted in the separation of England from France, changing the course of British history.
Friday 6th February, 7.30pm, Biol LT
Prof Mike Searle (Oxford University).
"The formation of the Himalaya-Karakoram mountain belt".
The Himalaya formed 50 million years ago when the two continents of India and Asia, once separated by a large ocean, collided. Geologist and mountaineer Prof Mike Searle provides a superbly illustrated talk explaining the evolution of this spectacular mountain range.
Date: To be confirmed.
Prof Alasdair Skelton (Stockholm University).
"Reconstruction of the Boxing Day tsunami (2004), Khao Lak, Thailand"
Working together with survivors of the Boxing Day tsunami, and with the help of tourist photos and video footage, Prof. Alasdair Skelton has reconstructed the minutes which transformed the tranquility of Khao Lak, Thailand to a scene of total devastation.
Wed 10 September 2008
Lancaster University computer scientists are at the forefront of a UK-wide BBC initiative launched today to inspire a new generation to get creative with coding, programming and digital technology.
Tue 07 July 2015
Over 200 pupils from eight schools across the North West got a taste of what it’s like to study STEM subjects at Lancaster University.
Wed 01 July 2015
Researchers at three top UK universities are developing new ways to simultaneously power and communicate with robots and other digitally connected devices – commonly known as the Internet of Things.
Mon 29 June 2015
An engineering student has received an award in the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Mechatronic Student of the Year contest.
Wed 10 June 2015